1606 – The first documented performance of Macbeth performed at the Great Hall at Hampton Court.
1782 – George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honour soldiers wounded in battle, the decoration that will later be known as the Purple Heart.
1914 – Lord Kitchener says “Your country needs you“, spawning the spread of the famous poster all over UK
1960 – Côte d’Ivoire becomes independent from France.
1965 – The infamous first Reyes party between Ken Kesey‘s Merry Pranksters and motorcycle gang the Hells Angels takes place at Kesey’s estate in La Honda, California.
1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.